As The Heartbreak Kid, Mitch Jenner is known as the biggest womanizer of all the rodeo cowboys—but it’s just an act to keep himself safe. In fact, Mitch is so afraid of coming out that he’s opted to stay single—and a virgin. He’s fine with being alone…until he meets the mysterious Paulo.
Paulo Bernardes is here to learn the American style of bull riding well enough to teach it back home in Brazil. A namorado—a boyfriend—will distract him from his goal, but he’s captivated by Mitch, who understands him even when they don’t speak the same language. In return, Paulo wants Mitch to accept himself—and their relationship.
In private, Mitch yields to his attraction to Paulo and is rewarded with a heat and tenderness he comes to crave. But he still fears exposing their relationship. And as they grow closer, Paulo wonders how he’ll live without Mitch once their time together is up—how he’ll pick up the pieces of his heart when it’s time to say goodbye.
When I read a book that makes me think wow that kind of attitude is what I grew up with it makes me a little sad. That was my first thought when I was looking back at this book. The character Mitch is like some of the people I knew. His fear about being in gay in a rough alpha male setting was very real. Paulo coming from a country where it is acceptable has no idea what could happen. I really liked this book it was a good story, but more it was realist with the prejudice in and out of the rodeo circuit. Still a fun read.